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Thibault Maurin - Royal College of Music - pianist

Dear Mrs Grahame and Members of the Honourable Society of Knights of the Round Table,

I would like to sincerely thank you for the Knights of the Round Table Award. This scholarship allows me to study on the Master of Performance course at the Royal College of Music.

I am a 23-year-old French pianist. One year ago, I finished my studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP) in June 2021.

From an early age I dreamed of going to study the piano in London which is a world-famous city of culture and music.

Thanks to your scholarship, I will improve my skills at the Royal College of Music for the rest of my musical and pianistic training course. To do a master's degree in London is for me a logical continuation of my training as a pianist which started when I was seven years old.

I have been the winner of several international competitions (Claude Kahn competition, Chatou competition, International Lyon Piano Competition in July 2022). I have also participated in international academies for which I have been rewarded (such as the International Summer Academy of Flaine’s ‘Young Hopeful Award’). I perform in various festivals in France (Spiriades de la Frette sur Seine, Samois festival, Festival Syrinx, Syrinx en Ré ...).

I am also very interested in the historical approach to the piano, I attended a pianoforte class for a year with Patrick Cohen.

Pedagogy is very important to me, and I have been teaching for three years in an association (A portée de mains) near Paris to students of all levels.

I am also part of a chamber music ensemble (Ensemble Daphnis) with which we regularly give concerts.

All these experiences of my life as a pianist that I have acquired led me to Royal College of Music. Your support allows me to study a Masters degree at the RCM in piano training. This master is renowned around the world for its musical standards. The diversity of subjects offered make this training one of the best in the world.

The high standards and the quality of Royal College of Music is a great opportunity for me to develop my artistic streak.

Also, your scholarship allows me to study with amazing piano teachers. Indeed, they are recognized around the globe and are part of the juries of the most prestigious international competitions. For the next two years your scholarship will allow me to participate in concert projects in solo piano but also in chamber music. I also want to participate in reputable international competitions.

The Royal College of Music is a perfect place to develop these different projects thanks to the Knights of the Round Table Award.

Yours sincerely,

Thibault Maurin



After obtaining his master's degree in piano at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de

Paris in May 2021 in the class of Denis Pascal, Thibault Maurin continues his studies in London at the Royal College of Music in the class of Dmitri Alexeev, where he is supported by the Knights of the Round Table Award and the Gary & Eleanor Brass Scholarship.

As a versatile artist, Thibault has been involved in many collaborations, exploring the solo and chamber music repertoire. His passion for chamber music has led him to perform regularly with the Daphnis Ensemble (Syrinx and Syrinx-en-Ré Festival, Daphnis Festival), most recently at the Lyon Opera in a concert/show based on Pictures at an Exhibition directed by Jean Michel Fournereau. He also performs in duo with the cellist Léo Guiguen with whom he has shared the stage for various festivals in France, most recently at the Musée des Archives Nationales in Paris (Jeunes Talents) and at the Grand Palais Ephémère (Art Paris2021). Since September 2021 their duo is part of the association Jeunes Talents which organizes concerts and educational actions in Paris and in the regions.

Thibault also performs in recital in the Paris region. In 2018 he participated in the festival Les Spiriades de la Frette-sur-Seine as part of a concert for young talents. He is also regularly invited to the festival A Portée de Mains in Rambouillet. In June 2022, he was invited to perform at the festival Piano Passion in Paris.

He has won several international competitions such as the Claude Kahn competition on several occasions and the Chatou competition. He has also been awarded the prize of the young hope at the International Summer Academy of Flaine. More recently, in July 2022, he was one of the winners of the International Piano Competition in Lyon.

He perfects his skills by participating in masterclasses and academies such as the one at the Saline

Royale. Thus, he had the opportunity to work with many international artists such as Bernard d'Ascoli, Brigitte Bouthinon Dumas, Vitaly Pisarenko, Jacques Rouvier, Elena Rozanova, Varduhi Yeritsyan and Tatiana Zelikman.


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